12 July 2022 − Thuringian materials specialists join forces: effective July 1, 2022, QSIL SE – the parent company of the QSIL Group – has acquired SiCeram GmbH, a Jena-based company specializing in the innovative use of ceramics.
The globally active QSIL Group, headquartered in Ilmenau, Germany, is thus taking the next step in its growth and once again strengthening its technological expertise in the field of advanced ceramics manufacturing. The company was taken over as part of a succession solution.
The shareholders of SiCeram GmbH, Dr. Harald Jodeit and Dr. Albert Kerber, are convinced that they have found the ideal partner in QSIL for the company’s succession due to age reasons. With QSIL Ceramics GmbH in Auma-Weidatal and QSIL Ingenieurkeramik GmbH with sites in Frankenblick and Sonneberg, the QSIL Group already has several sites in Thuringia where product solutions made of engineering and high-performance ceramics are developed and produced for demanding industrial applications.
SiCeram Managing Director Dr. Albert Kerber therefore expressly welcomes the inclusion in the QSIL Group and, together with his team, is looking forward to manufacturing innovative products and solutions in additive manufacturing for their numerous customers from the high-tech industry, e.g. sample components (rapid prototyping), individual single parts and small series.
SiCeram, based in Jena-Maua/Thuringia, was founded in 1996. SiCeram is a technology-driven company that is breaking new ground in the production of advanced ceramics. These allow the cost-effective production of high-quality products.
SiCeram is opening up new areas of application for advanced ceramics in close cooperation with users. The energy, chemical, mechanical engineering and environmental and process engineering sectors are focal points for new applications. Recent developments focus on cellular ceramic structures such as catalyst supports, sintered substrates and lightweight components, as well as filament- and granule-based 3D printing. In addition, over the past 15 years, SiCeram has been working with experts in the nuclear field to investigate related applications for silicon carbide ceramics.